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Caroline J. Mitchell

July 25, 1946 November 6, 2016
Caroline J. Mitchell
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Caroline Janet Mitchell, of Random Lake, WI, passed away at her residence on November 6, 2016. She was 70 years old.
Carol was born July 25, 1946 in Milwaukee, WI to the daughter of Joseph A. Sorgent & Caroline A. (Deziel) Sorgent.
She attended St. Anne’s grade school, Peckham Jr. High, and graduated from Washington High School in 1965 all in Milwaukee, WI.
Carol was united in marriage with William C. Mitchell on January 18, 1966 in Iron Mountain, MI. She travelled the world with Bill, who was in the Air Force. They were stationed in Montana, California, Okinawa, Michigan, Illinois, and England.
Three children were born to Bill and Carol: William C. Mitchell Jr., born in Montana, Victoria born in California, and Charles born in Michigan. After leaving the Air Force, they settled in Random Lake, WI, with the help of Howard and LaVerne Wilke.
Carol worked at Krier Preserving Co. in Belgium, WI, Kenro Co. in Fredonia, WI, and lastly Pizza Hut in Port Washington, WI, where she worked from 1984 to 2008. Carol retired in 2008 as store manager.
After retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and children. She said, “I gave 23 years to Pizza Hut, now it's family time.”
While in Michigan, Carol was president of the FMS wives club, a support group, for the men working on the jet engines. In England, she took on a Girl Scout group for the base of RAF Upper Heyford. The American Girl Scouts became a sister troop for the Girl Guides of Bicester, England.
One of her passions was genealogy, which her father had asked her to do for him. This was in the early eighties. She perused it for the rest of her life.
Carol and Bill rode their Harley over much of Wisconsin. On Sundays, you would always find them out riding. Reluctant at first Carol found out she loved it. They attended many rallies, Sturgis, and traveled around South Dakota.
She loved the Little House on the Prairie series and visited the homestead of Charles and Caroline Ingalls in South Dakota.
Carol is survived by her husband of 50 years, Bill, her children: Bill Mitchell (Kim) of Manitowoc, Vicky Mayer (Chad) of Adell, and Charlie Mitchell (Lisa) of Fredonia; her grandchildren: Jacob, McKenzie, and Jack Mitchell (Bill), Logan and Mason Jonas (Kim), Kaila and Jamie Bloemers (Vicky), and Nathan, Abby, and Josie Mitchell (Charlie).
She is also survived by sister-in-law Shirley (Doyle) Nelson of Lakewood, WA and children Wendy, Ashley, and Sean. Nieces and nephews: Judy Dahlberg (Bernie), Artie Ciepluch (Donna), Susan Puerzer (Bill), Allen, Mary, Danny, and Carol Ciepluch all of WI, Sui Lan Lei Lee of Kahului, HI, and Sidney Sorgent of Waimanalo, HI.
Caroline is also leaving behind special friends and relatives Charlene Sullivan of L’Anse, MI, Rose Anderson of Chassell, MI. Julia Bozic and Darla Jean Kraus of Random Lake, WI. Pizza Hut friends: Sarah Risch, Billiejo Esselmann, and Dawn Kopacz. Friends Jill Bichler, Laurie Dziekan and her very special Aunty Alice Deziel in MI. plus her two special K9 friends Angel and Bear.
Per Carol's request, no formal service will be held, however memorials can be made to any no kill animal facility.
The Eernisse Funeral Home, Belgium is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be left at

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